The world has been waiting with bated breath for Selena Gomez to arrive at the 2017 American Music Awards—not only for her first live performance in over a year, but also to see whether she would have a certain Justin Bieber by her side. But rather than revealing her rumored rekindled love on the red carpet, Gomez debuted brand new hair instead: The 25-year-old singer has traded in her deep brown locks for a chic, icy platinum bob.
Whether the stunning new blonde 'do is a permanent, breakup-inspired change (considering Gomez and The Weeknd just ended their 10-month-long relationship) or a temporary look for the AMAs is unclear—especially considering six hours prior, Gomez had dark hair and blunt bangs, per her Insta story. But according to stylist Marissa Marino's Instagram, Gomez has joined team blonde for real.
Beyond the blonde, Gomez is set to perform her new song "Wolves" at the 2017 AMAs, making it her first performance since receiving a kidney transplant due to complications from her struggle with lupus. The performance marks a major milestone for Gomez, on a stage where she's made several: Crying over Justin Bieber during "The Heart Wants What It Wants" back in 2014, delivering an inspiring speech post-treatment in 2016, and now returning from her latest health scare. "The AMAs have been a place where I’ve shared some of my most intimate moments," she wrote on Instagram earlier in the week, while teasing her "Wolves" performance.
Behind the Scenes of Selena Gomez's W Magazine Cover Shoot: